Wilma Mishoe, Delaware State’s first female president, to retire

Wilma Mishoe, Delaware State’s first female president, to retire

Delaware State’s first female president announces retirement Delaware News Journal Published 8:58 AM EDT Sep 5, 2019 Wilma Mishoe, the first woman to lead Delaware State University as president, announced her retirement Thursday morning after a little more than a year.  Her retirement will be effective Dec. 31. On Jan. 1, Tony Allen will take over as president. Allen is executive vice president and provost of the university, roles he’s held since 2017.  Tony Allen Courtesy of Delaware State Unive, Courtesy of Delaware State Unive Mishoe officially assumed her role in July 2018, having served as interim president since January 2018. She is the eleventh president of Delaware’s only historically black university.  Mishoe practically grew up on Delaware State’s campus. Her father, Luna Mishoe, became the university’s seventh president when she was 12 in 1960 and the family lived on school grounds. The school’s longest-serving president, Luna Mishoe led the school until 1987. 

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